St. Cloud has always been a second home to me. After growing up in the town of Paynesville, I moved to Sartell to begin my college career at St. Cloud State University, majoring in Mass Communications. In my time there I mostly focused on the television side of things, spending most of my time with the campus television station UTVS. While at UTVS I did many roles such as news anchor, reporter and sports anchor for our many live newscasts. I even did play by play for the football and basketball games that we had televised. However, I didn’t just limit myself to television. While putting myself through school I worked with Leighton Broadcasting in their sports department, doing many things behind the scenes and over the air. Upon my graduation from St. Cloud State in 2012, I began to find that first opportunity to enter the broadcast journalism world and to my excitement landed here at WJON as a field reporter/news anchor. I love what I do and can honestly say that I never think of my job as work. While I cover all news in our listening area, my main beats are Waite Park, Sartell, Sartell-St. Stephen School District, Rice and Arts/Entertainment. I am also the host of Rush Hour weeknights from 5p-6pm. Feel free to message me for any possible story ideas. Outside of the news room my pastimes include sports, music, hanging with my family and just enjoying the great Minnesota weather.
The Weekender: The Crown Jewels, White Christmas and More!
There is lots to do this Thanksgiving Day weekend for your and the family to enjoy.
Stearns History Museum Awarded Portion of Legacy Funding Grant
The Stearns History Museum is one of 42 recipients getting a portion of a nearly $5-million grant.
Twins Unveil Newest Jersey Collection
The team unveiled their newest jersey collection for upcoming season Friday afternoon.
St. John’s Prep Brings Thrill of Dungeons and Dragons to Life
The thrill of the iconic game Dungeons & Dragons comes to life on stage this weekend.
14th Annual Give To the Max Day Raises $34-Million
Tens of thousands of donors gave more than $34-million to over 6,400 Minnesota organizations during the 14th annual Give to the Max Day.
The Weekender: The Nutcracker, Made in MN, and More!
Looking for something to do this weekend? Our latest central Minnesota entertainment guide has something for everyone.
Write-In Candidate Wins Open Rice City Council Seat
We have a better idea on who will fill an open city council seat in Rice.
Area Doctor Hopes His Story On Marrow Donation Inspires Others
A national organization aimed to help people with life-threatening blood cancers is hoping to grow their donor pool.
Local Girl Builds Food Pantry For People Struggling With Hunger
A local girl is taking it upon herself to help people struggling with hunger.
Elk River Man Charged With Solicitation of a Child
An Elk River man has been caught in a solicitation of a child sting out of Stearns County.